Category Archives: Poetry

A Luminous Day

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we are here
softly abandoned

glaring at the shadow of
an airplane on the ground

one of those luminous day
where every detail is out

for count and thanksgiving
following a time dark as

the night upon which we
both struggled with

eyes wide open to
no avail in fear

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This poem appears in the first volume of the “California Notebooks”.

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Islands Do Float

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after decades spent
in the seriousness of being
pondering judging achieving

fastening my seat belt
to the land of lightness
where islands do float

as all my thoughts
in enchanted bliss
here silently I’m

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This poem appears in the first volume of the “California Notebooks”.

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The Last Summer Sun

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I turn my shoulders

to the last summer sun

inconsolable for fall

at the door and winter

following they get into

my bones and stay too

long I try resignation

to no avail on my

mutilated wings

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Step 13 of 13 Ways Of Looking At A Poem

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As I believe in the infinite circle, here after Step 1, is Step 13  🙂

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while I learn to move my ears
in the air to grasp whispers
poetry explains itself

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It’s my hope that each steps of Thirteen Ways Of Looking At A Poem led you further ahead in your love and understanding of poetry. Thank you for reading.

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Step 1 of 13 Ways Of Writing A Poem

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there are times when
a poem you read doesn’t
make any sense where
you suddenly realize how
nice it is to be lost

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After Wallace Stevens poem Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird

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Step 2 of 13 Ways Of Looking At A Poem

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sometimes you are just
walking minding your own
business when something almost
invisible floats in front of you

usually a bit on the side not exactly
in front you need to pay attention
and gently pick the poem
out of the air

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After Wallace Stevens poem Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird

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Step 3 of 13 Ways Of Looking At A Poem

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just as bunny rabbits
at dusk poems show up
and while you stand
with your mouth open or
an enchanted smile
they rush away

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After Wallace Stevens poem Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird

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Step 4 of 13 Ways Of Looking At A Poem

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at times when I plant
basil such a delicate plant
I’ve to be careful to synchronize
my breath while I gently press
the dirt around as when
words sprout on paper

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After Wallace Stevens poem Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird

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Step 5 of 13 Ways Of Looking At A Poem

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on mornings I walk
into the sun rising with each step
I type in words – they crowd around me
at dawn very few people are
around silence is bubbling

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After Wallace Stevens poem Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird.

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Step 7 of 13 Ways Of Looking At A Poem

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some people sit and read
the program but do not pay
attention to the music or the tempo
they do not single out instruments
they need punctuation in poetry
prose in the shape of a column

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After Wallace Stevens poem Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird.

Step 8 of 13 Ways Of Looking At A Poem

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some dreams are infinite it takes
but a few words to evoke those

emotions are a whole sea of waves
useless to separate them to make
some sense just a few words
can take you to sea free the page

among waves and winds
let the reader fly

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After Wallace Stevens poem Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird.

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Step 9 of 13 Ways Of Looking At A Poem

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I’ve tried to explain
how the whites around
the words are so important
to me those silences I caress
on paper breaths spaces
make the poem

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After Wallace Stevens poem Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird

 

Step 10 of 13 Ways Of Looking At A Poem

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have you been to that quiet corner
in your house when you shut out
all the superficial chatter where
you are the spirit of poetry

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After Wallace Stevens poem Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird.